Sunday, May 25, 2008

Hamburgers at Relish

Relish
#02-01 Cluny Court (next to Serene Centre)
501 Bukit Timah Road
Tel: 6763-1547

Here’s more about eating hamburgers. I recently headed down to the chic casual burger bar Relish to see if I’ve found the place for burger craving emergencies.

It didn’t quite do it for me. I had the signature wild rocket burger with sun-dried tomato relish and arugula. Hamburger versus hamburger, sure the patty was generously thick, the cooking was spot on with the medium-rare and it had great texture and mouth feel when chewed on but I didn’t get an ounce of the transcendent char-grilled beefy taste that I was looking for! Not to discount the sun-dried tomato relish or the Sarawak pepper sauce which was delicious but I still have beef about the patty and my semi-hot fries that seemed to have spent too long on the pass.

Maybe I don’t belong in a gourmet burger bar or maybe when it comes to hamburgers or maybe I am a hamburger purist or simpleton (I’m not sure which), but it is really simple, all I really really really want is a really tasty no fuss hamburger where I can taste that it is good beef (no Kobe or Wagyu required), it was cooked deliciously pink to order and served with fresh lettuce, tomatoes and squirts of ketchup and mustard. Fries optional but preferred.


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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should give this one a try next time:
http://www.camemberu.com/search/label/burgers

6:31 PM  
Anonymous char said...

Just dropping a word to say that I enjoy reading your blog =)

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so right -- there is nothing better than the lip-smacking, beefy taste of a burger, with only the basic condiments to enhance it. Gourmet burgers just muddle it up. Relish gets an A for effort anyway.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous RamenXYZ said...

My favourite is in-and-out burger, a pity they are found only in the west coast of the USA, and i dont mean upper serangoon area

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Weylin said...

J, try the Ramlee burger next time, I like it the best...though I guess you're right. The real roadside Ramlee burger has a real gritty charry kick..

11:08 PM  

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